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CONFIRMED: Arsenal set to bench star player for League Cup final against Manchester City
- Updated: February 21, 2018
Arsenal keeper Petr Cech doesn't expect to play in the League Cup final against Manchester city on Sunday, the former Czech international has stated. David Ospinca, the Gunners' second-choice keeper has been a regular outside the Premier League and is expected to again suit up for the Londoners in the game.
Cech has feauted in all 27 Premier League games for Arsenal. However, he expects his Colombian colleague to resume his duties in cup cometitons. The 29-year-old has in fact played in all but one of Arsenal's League Cup games.
“At the start it was clear that it was going to be like that,” Cech told British media when asked if Ospina would play in the final.
”I will be there with the team supporting but I don’t expect to play. It is always hard to watch any game from the bench or even from the stand if you are not selected.
”As a player, you always want to be involved.
“But obviously you are in a professional club where there are 25 top players and the manager always makes his choices for the game and you need to accept that.”
Ospina has in fact also been the Gunner's first choice keeper when it comes to the Europa League as well. He is likely to be between the posts for Arsene Wenger for their second leg Round of 32 clash against Ostersunds on Thursday night.
“Going to Wembley is special, the atmosphere and the occasion is special,” Ospina told Arsenal’s matchday programme.
”I’d like to play every week but I respect the manager’s decision.
”You have to prepare as though you’re going to play every game. It can be tough to play maybe a couple of games a month, especially when they are as big as this one.
“You just need to focus and be ready. I have a very good relationship with Petr, and that helps.”